In the summer of 1919, British Ruby is mourning her beloved husband Bertie, missing since 1916. His grief-stricken parents ask one last task of her: travel to the Belgian battlefields to find Bertie’s grave, and with it the peace that will come with knowing his final resting place. Alice, an ... more >
Dear Shirley Wells: I discovered your Dylan Scott mysteries series last fall when Carina Press had a $0.99 sale on a handful of first books in series. Although I’m a fan both of Carina and the mystery genre I’d somehow managed to overlook these. I enjoyed Presumed Dead and went on ... more >
A Black Tie Affair begins a series about the Smith sisters who are famously as beautiful as the "Cushing, Bouvier, and Miller sisters." The Smith sisters have had a long history with the Clayworth's of Chicago, the last event being the hasty termination of their father, former treasurer of the Clayworth department store. There are rumors that Mr. Smith was let go because of something shady and this only serves to foster negative feelings by the Smiths toward the Clayworths, or so we are told. Athena Smith fell in love with Drew Clayworth and he with her. When his parents died in the Fastnet sailing race, Athena was there for him. Drew felt that Athena had betrayed him and their relationship ended.
Beware, there are spoilers for the series in the review itself so if you want to read The Mitchells of Riverview Inn without being spoiled one iota, please don’t read this review: Dear Ms. O’Keefe: Worth Fighting For brings together the loose plot threads involving Iris and Patrick, the mother ... more >
Dear Ms. Kelly, I’m not usually a fan of Blaze books nor of anthologies. Often elements of a story I love such as characterization and believability are sacrificed for the hot sex that the imprint is known for and anthologies in general sometimes irk me due to the short word ... more >